JANUARY 23, 2019
Added since the last newsletter:
259  funding rounds 57 exits


La French Tech's new flagship program: French Tech 120

Earlier this week, France announced drastic changes to its stock option scheme, making it one of the most startup-friendly in Europe according to Not Optional, an initiative by Index Ventures, backed by 500 leading entrepreneurs.

Meanwhile, La French Tech unveiled French Tech 120. France's top growth-stage companies will receive special government support from 40+ ministries and government agencies for a year, to help them accelerate and become global leaders. Explore these 120 companies in more detail via La French Tech's online ecosystem map:

Explore the French Tech 120

The next wave of most promising French companies: 370+ startups

France's largest ever cohort of early-stage startups is rapidly emerging. La French Tech's online ecosystem map lets you explore them in detail. We made a query for you, presenting over 370 French startups founded in the last five years that received funding in 2019, with less than 50 employees, sorted by growth signal (pro tip: you can add/remove/edit filters). Are we missing anyone? Chat with us via the platform!

370+ promising early stage French startups

Venture capital investment in French companies exceeds €5 billion

France is Europe's fastest-growing top-tier startup ecosystem, measured by relative growth in the number of unicorns, future unicorns and number of rounds. In 2019, venture capital investment will have just exceeded €5 billion, a new record by absolute amount and absolute increase (€1.6 billion). Six new unicorns emerged in 2019: Meero, eFront, Doctolib, Dataiku, Kyriba, ivalua. And just this week, Qonto became the first new French unicorn in 2020.

Explore the French Tech ecosystem

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